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Kim Yo Jong referred to the defectors from North Korea as "human scum little short of wild animals who betrayed their own homeland."
The latest findings also help to shed new light on other sites in South Korea where scientists have previously found footprints that were originally thought to belong to giant flying reptiles.
Two top North Korea officials decided to "completely cut off all the communication and liaison lines between the north and the south" in protest toward the scattering of anti-North Korea leaflets.
Though 66 percent of Americans positively rated the COVID-19 responses in South Korea and Germany, only 47 percent of Americans said the U.S. had handled the pandemic well.
The K-pop artists were reported to have visited entertainment venues in the Itaewon neighborhood of Seoul from the evening of April 25 until dawn on April 26.
More than 36 percent of the cases are reported to be asymptomatic, while "the rate of spread is very high," Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon confirmed on Tuesday.
South Korea reported at least 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.
The Cornhole Mania 2020 doubles tournament broadcasted on ESPN noon, and the singles event will take place at 6 p.m. as some live sports begin making a comeback.
Health officials tracked 13 new cases to a single person who attended five nightclubs and bars in the country's capital city of Seoul.
The nightclubs' had more than 1,500 customers on Saturday night, and South Korea said it's likely people who visited them were exposed.
Experts previously told Newsweek they believed North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un may be steering clear of crowds to avoid the novel coronavirus disease.
The upcoming album will mark the band's first new music release since April 2019, when their EP "Kill This Love" dropped.
The skirmish took place one day after North Korean supreme leader Kim Jon Un emerged from a lengthy absence from the public eye, in which many thought he was either gravely ill, or even dead.
Over 84 percent of South Korea's infected population have recovered and the number of active cases (patients in hospital or recovering at home) has been declining from around mid-March.
Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 292 "positive retests" among individuals previously considered recovered from the coronavirus on Wednesday.
Kim has not been seen in public since April 11, with some reports claiming that the dictator may have died or been incapacitated during failed heart surgery.
"We do not have anything to confirm regarding the supreme leader or relevant changes in North Korea," the South Korean Foreign Ministry told Newsweek.
Rumors have swirled regarding Kim's health after he missed the celebration of his late grandfather's 108th birthday on April 15..
While U.S. and South Korean warplanes drilled, North Korea's missing supreme leader, Kim Jong Un, reportedly "received a floral basket from the Russian embassy" to mark his visit to Russia from last year.
South Korea and Iceland are the only options for places to keep film and TV in production.
Thae Yong Ho abandoned his post as deputy ambassador in London after becoming aware of the "gruesome realities" of life in the North.
"A study into how immunity is developed after COVID-19 infection is still ongoing," Jeong Eun-Kyeong, the director of Korea's Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said.
The carbon emissions produced by a single car over the course of a year could be offset by about 250 cherry trees, according to South Korean researchers.
The U.S. has been warned to brace for a surge in deaths this week, while Japan is expected to declare a state of emergency, with its capital Tokyo facing a growing number of infections.
Apple vinegar is being used to sniff out people who might be carrying the novel coronavirus. New evidence suggests anosmia is a common symptom of the disease.
As China begins to relax some of its coronavirus-related restrictions, a senior World Health Organization official said the risk has not gone away.
Several very elderly people, including centenarians in Iran and China, have recovered from the virus.
New York state has over 15,100 confirmed cases, more than any other state as well as a number of countries, including the United Kingdom.